There are nearly 80 million Korean language speakers in the world and over 35,000 in Toronto. Studying Korean provides valuable business opportunities in Asia's third largest economy, as well as with international Korean companies such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, and Kia. One of the best things about learning Korean is the writing system, hangul. You can learn to read this alphabet very quickly, and since words are written phonetically, you'll soon be able to pronounce every Korean word you see.
Group Korean Language Courses in Toronto
Hansa offers three levels of group Korean classes. These eight-week programs are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Books and materials are included in the course fee. Payment and registration must be received before the registration deadline.
Our introductory Korean course is ideal for students without any prior knowledge of the language. The textbook for this course is Integrated Korean: Beginner 1 (2nd edition), which is included in the course fee. At this level, you will learn to read and write hangul, introduce yourself, describe others, ask for location, inquire about others' well-being, discuss school, make requests, ask about hometown and family, ask and talk about quantity, say goodbye, ask and talk about destination and purpose, describe daily activities and weekend plans, talk about likes and dislikes, ask about someone's background, and ask for and give directions. Grammar topics include: questions, comparison, particles, describing location, polite suffixes, possessive forms, counting, sentence patterns, irregular verbs, past forms, negation, expressing probability, and connecting clauses.
The second level course begins with a review of material covered in level 1, then proceeds to cover the second volume of the Integrated Korean: Beginner series (included in the course fee). Topics include starting a conversation, describing your background, apologizing, extending and accepting invitations, making phone calls and appointments, describing illness or pain, making requests and questions, taking a taxi, writing letters, shopping, going to a restaurant and talking about hobbies. Grammar topics include expressing goals, honorifics, expressing desire, connecting clauses, progressive form, expressing obligation or necessity, adverbs, negative commands, compound verbs and conditionals.
Please note: material will be covered at the pace of the class; some of the above topics may not be covered, as the course will be geared towards the needs of the class as a whole. Some of the curriculum may be modified at the instructor's discretion.
Comments from former students:
"The teacher taught us personalized conversations to use in real life"
"The lectures were well organized and the materials were useful"
"Good and engaging discussion about Korean culture"
"Class was fun and very interactive"
"I liked how it was relaxed and I was not afraid to make mistakes"
Private Korean Language Programs:
Please note: All Korean lessons are held at Hansa's 2160 Yonge Street campus. For private classes held off campus, within Toronto, an additional 35% surcharge will be added to the course fee.